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    More COVID cases linked to Australian Open

    Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has rejected calls to shorten men's matches at the grand slam as the number of coronavirus cases linked to the tournament rises to nine. Victorian Premier Daniel…
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    US, China clash at WHO over Wuhan mission

    The United States has called on China to allow an expert team from the World Health Organisation to interview "care givers, former patients and lab workers" in the central city of Wuhan, drawing a…
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    Victoria eases borders for parts of Sydney

    Thousands of stranded Victorians will be able to return home following the easing of border restrictions with the NSW Blue Mountains, Wollongong and parts of Sydney. Premier Daniel Andrews announced…
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    Overseas travel remains unlikely this year

    The head of Australia's health department believes it is unlikely international borders will substantially reopen this year, even if most people are vaccinated against coronavirus. Brendan Murphy…
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    Vaccine may be ticket to NSW venue entry

    The NSW premier says her government will consider permitting venues to ban entry to those who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine. NSW reported six new local cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, five of…
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    Vic workplaces to return, mask rules eased

    Victorian workers can start returning to offices from Monday as mask rules are also eased. But Premier Daniel Andrews says 18 people have returned to the state after they were quarantined in…
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    Chief medic calms concerns about vaccine

    Australia's chief medical officer has rejected calls to pause the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, insisting it is completely effective in preventing serious illness and death from coronavirus.…
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    NSW issues virus alert for Brisbane hotel

    NSW has issued an alert for anyone who has been at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane, fearing a highly contagious strain of coronavirus may have spread across the border. The quarantine hotel is…
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    US coronavirus deaths hit new daily high

    Coronavirus deaths in the US have hit another one-day high at more than 4300. The country's overall death toll from coronavirus has eclipsed 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US…
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    NSW still trying to link 14 COVID cases

    Four weeks on from discovering the northern beaches outbreak, NSW Health is still trying to link 14 recent coronavirus cases to known clusters. Five locally-acquired coronavirus cases were reported…
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    Numbers cut on three repatriation flights

    Australians stranded overseas have been dealt another blow, with passenger numbers halved on three repatriation flights because of new caps on international arrivals. There are also reports some…
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    Aust Open qualifying hit by coronavirus

    American Denis Kudla has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Australian Open qualifying tournament in Doha and has been sent to a quarantine hotel. Fourth-seeded Kudla downed Moroccan Elliot…
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    Virus cases low as states clash on borders

    Border closures have sparked fresh tensions between state governments after the end of Brisbane's mini-lockdown led to more travel restriction tweaks. A snap shutdown ended on Monday night after…
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    Victoria introduces new traffic light system for interstate travel

    Victoria will reopen to regional NSW, with the introduction of a new "traffic light" system for interstate travel. Permits designating regions in other parts of Australia green, orange or red zones…
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    Vic premier flags Qld travel advice change

    Victorian travellers to Queensland have been warned they might not be able to return home, as Brisbane locks down for three days. Premier Daniel Andrews says it likely won't be possible for…
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    Brisbane to enter 3 day lockdown

    Greater Brisbane will enter a hard lockdown from 6pm on Friday after a cleaner at a quarantine hotel was diagnosed with the highly contagious UK variant of COVID-19. Residents in the council areas of…
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    Vic virus clean sheet amid test blitz

    Victoria is still trying to identify the source of the state's first mystery COVID-19 case in more than two months, after recording no new infections. The state had no local, interstate or overseas…
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    Vic case attended Test, Boxing Day sales

    A Melbourne man infected with coronavirus attended the Boxing Day sales at Chadstone Shopping Centre and day two of the Australia-India cricket Test at the MCG. Just where the man acquired his…
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    SA unlikely to move on Vic, NSW borders

    South Australia's transition committee is set to meet again but is unlikely to change coronavirus border restrictions with NSW or Victoria. The committee will meet on Tuesday to consider the latest…
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    Victoria's Black Rock cluster grows to 24

    Victoria's Black Rock coronavirus cluster now has 24 cases, as long queues again confront returned interstate travellers at testing sites across Melbourne. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan confirmed all…